Study Reviews

Benefits of perioperative administration of omega-3 in heart surgery

  • 11/07/2016

Supplementation with long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids represents an attractive therapeutic option in patients undergoing heart surgery, due to their anti-inflammatory and antiarrhythmic properties. However, randomised...

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Diet, omega-3 and periodontal disease

  • 10/31/2016

It is estimated that periodontal disease, considered the main cause of tooth loss in old age, affects around 742 million people worldwide. Studies demonstrate that diet has a major impact on gingival and periodontal inflammatory reaction:...

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Supplementation with omega-3 can improve acne

  • 10/24/2016

Acne appears most frequently during puberty and affects both men and women. It is more common in developed countries than less industrialised countries and is characterised by seborrhoea and comedo and papule formation in areas rich in...

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Omega-3 in the prevention of cholestasis

  • 10/17/2016

Consumption of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids influences bile composition, reducing cholesterol saturation in the bile of patients with gallstones. As well as alterations to bile composition, gallbladder hypomotility can be a co-...

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Omega-3 and nutrition in pancreatic cancer

  • 10/05/2016

Over 80% of patients with pancreatic cancer present with notable weight loss on diagnosis (which is usually late due to a lack of clinical symptoms) and a rapid development of anorexia-cachexia syndrome; there is also a high prevalence of...

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DHA in primary and secondary prevention of breast cancer

  • 09/30/2016

Obesity is an important, but preventable and not sufficiently well known risk factor for the development and recurrence of cancer (it is thought to contribute to 50% of breast cancers in post-menopausal women). In obese post-menopausal...

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Potential benefits of omega-3 in preventing cocaine consumption

  • 09/14/2016

Cocaine consumption differs with sex. Men appear to have faster and more intense responses to cocaine, more abnormalities to cerebral perfusion, greater neuron loss in the frontal cortex and less anxiety caused by consumption. Women...

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Omega-3 and drug-induced hair loss

  • 09/07/2016

Hair plays an important role in non-verbal communication in practically all human cultures: people’s hairstyles can convey a message regarding their identity and self-concept; it can suggest their socioeconomic status, job, religious...

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DHA improves postprandial vascular function

  • 08/23/2016

It is thought that the reduction in cardiovascular (CV) risk associated with increased omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (LC-PUFA) intake might largely be due to their effect on arterial rigidity and elasticity, together with a...

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Polyunsaturated fatty acids, genes and prostate cancer

  • 08/16/2016

While experimental in vitro studies (with animals) have shown high concentrations of omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids and high omega-6/omega-3 ratios are related to the development and progression of prostate cancer, results from...

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